Faculty ovations are a regular series that allows us to applaud our faculty for their achievements in the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State. Their hard work and accomplishments directly impact our students, college, university, and the wider community.
We ask that you join us in giving a round of applause to:
Mona Rocha, for her book “The Weatherwomen: Militant Feminists of the Weather Underground” published by McFarland. The book examines the actions and writings of “Weatherwomen” — members of the Weather Underground Organization in the late 1960s, and their work to stamp out sexism and social injustice.
Dr. Veena Howard, for her article “Heart Unity: Gandhi’s Insights for Building Strong Interfaith Relations,” published in EthicsDaily.com. The article examines the principle Gandhi used to build interfaith relationships and how this spirit of cooperation is still necessary in today’s world.
Dr. Devendra Sharma, for his latest publication, “En Nuestra Casa No Hay Chinchorros: A Youth-Oriented, Participatory Approach to Chagas Prevention in Guara, Loja Province, Ecuador” in the journal, Frontiers in Communication. Dr. Sharma and his team describe the use of entertainment-education in a health campaign in Loja province in Ecuador to combat Chagas disease, which infects millions and can cause long-term, debilitating illness.
Dr. Vadim Keyser for co-writing the chapter “Robust Biomarkers: Methodologically Tracking Causal Processes in Alzheimer’s Measurement,” in “Uncertainty in Pharmacology.” The chapter aims to reliably track the causes of Alzheimer’s by resolving conflicting biomarker measurement data.
Diniz Borges for his book “À Sombra da Saudade – Vivências Portuguesas na Califórnia” published by Letras Lavadas. The book examines the cultural, political and social dialogue between the Portuguese communities in California – mostly Azorean – and the other Portuguese wherever they are.
Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor for his involvement with the MLK March in Downtown Fresno on Monday, Jan. 20.